Skip to comments.Time magazine's Joe Klein on GOP field: 'This is Jonestown'
Posted on 02/25/2012 10:37:19 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Time magazines Joe Klein is known for lobbing some bombs at right-wingers. In 2010, he accused former Fox News host Glenn Beck and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin of being close to sedition. Nearly two years later, Klein still has some tough words for conservatives.
On this weekends The Chris Matthews Show, Klein likened what he saw during recent GOP presidential debates to the 1978 Jonestown Massacre, an event in which more than 900 people died after they were given a deadly concoction of purple drink mixed with cyanide, sedatives and tranquilizers.
I got to say, this is Jonestown. These guys have all drunk this Kool-Aid that spews from places like the Rush Limbaugh program and certain things on Fox. And Ive done 10 of these, God help me. And I have never seen a field go so extreme and so intemperate and caricature their opposition as the antichrist as this field has. The last time I think we saw anything even remotely resembling this was the way Democrats felt about Richard Nixon in 1972. And you saw what happened to George McGovern.
Some of the panelists on Matthews program suggested the eventual nominee might change direction and soften that perception. However, Klein was doubtful of that possibility.
How does a guy like Mitt Romney, if he wins the nomination, make a pivot on immigration? Klein said. He has thoroughly offended Latinos in this country. Theyve gotten themselves so far out on a limb and theyre living they are living in an alternative universe where Rush Limbaugh is God.
Joe Klein should make certain he has tight security. Just a suggestion Joe.
Klein has a really bad case of penis envy ~ but that’s OK ~ if he had one he wouldn’t know what to do with it.
Joe Klein is a 1st class a-hole, at any rate, wasn’t Jim Jones a socialist Demonrat?
Maybe Joe is comparing the tingle up his leg with Chris. Or maybe that warm and tingly feeling is something warm running down their legs.
And a darling of the other socialist Demonrats.
Why do liberal journalists get a pass?
(Of course, this is a rhetorical question)
Jones, if had waited a few years, would have probably been right at home sittin’ in the same pew with Obama during Rev Wright’s hate America sermons.
Of course, you probably already know that's Clint Howard -- the lesser-known brother of Ron.
The RINOs who think you have to nominate a “moderate” to “win”, those who will vote Dem rather than an anti-abortion conservative and those who believe that a RINO-leopard has really changed his spots have all drunk the Kool-Aid.
Looks like he’s had a little too much “Tronya.”
He’s drunk the tranya.
Thanks for reminding me how the pursuit of a socialist utopia ultimately ends Joe.
Jim Jones was more advanced, he was the communty organizer prototype
The last time I had tranya.....well, I don't recall the fun I had. : )
Now, lets not be too down on Clint Howard.....unlike his liberal brother Ron, Clint is a conservative.
Nobody gives a damn what joe klein says...he’s a moron.
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